Piano & Voice By Jennifer
MUSIC BY JENNIFER/PIANO/VOICE.... Would you like the convenience of having lessons in the comfort on your own home? Hello my name is Jennifer serving the East Valley with just a few openings available at this time. Looking for a few more good students! Success in learning frequently depends on finding the right teacher, someone who knows the subject well and understands how to inspire others! As a full time traveling teacher I take me profession seriously in helping to enhance self confidence through the power of music. My teaching style focuses on skills training and bringing others to self discovery of their abilities and talent. I have taught for over 38 years all levels, styles and ages! I teach classical piano and classical and Broadway voice, making it rewarding and fun! As a performer in the Arts, I have taught Musical Theatre Voice studying with the best California has had to offer. I love Choir directing, and Stage Musical directing well. I teach at a private music school as well as taking on my own private students. If you would like to view my full Bio please go to www.myfirstpiano.net or www.arizonamusicacademy.com and put in zip code 85102 Jennifer Gunn Piano and Voice Teacher. Please call/text with any questions at this time.... and remember to "Make is a Day Wih Music"!
I receive great satisfaction out of seeing the student re-discover themselves through music.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I introduce myself, and I get to learn a little about you as we adapt a lesson plan together at our first lesson which is always fun! Before the 1/2 hour is up I would have given you your first lesson experience!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a degree in Music and Education but I have found that the thirty plus years of teaching experience has proved to be more beneficial in the long run. I have performed in Musical Theatre for more than twenty years as well as directed. I am also a trained Choir director.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
My fee is generally $25 per depending on travel distance with 1/2 hour lesson generally one day per week unless otherwise specified. I am accustomed to being paid up front at the beginning of each month by check, or cash.
How did you get started teaching?
I began teaching as I was dwindling down in my performances in Musical theatre as I was raising five children in California. I was brushing up on my piano skills with a well known instructor. She then assigned her students over to me to teach for her and relocated. The rest is history...
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with students of all ages as well as those with autism. From the shyiest to the most outgoing it doesn't matter because the wall comes down and we often become good friends pretty quickly.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
In finding an instructor, it is important that you enjoy each other's company and can communicate well. I would advise meeting the teacher ahead of time or finding one that offers a free first lesson to see if it's a good match all the way around. It is also good to find a teacher who loves to teach. There are many talented pianists and vocalists out there that may not have the patience, experience or skills to teach and are better suited as a performer. I have found this to be true.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What do you expect of me? How often should I be practicing? What series of books to you use in piano? What genre of Voice do you teach? What is your experience in teaching? Do you hold recitals?